Hospice announces return of annual Wills Month

St Elizabeth Hospice has announced the return of its annual Wills Month, an initiative which encourages people to consider the distribution of their estate after their death.

Research shows 54%[1] of people of UK adults are currently without a Will and this annual initiative by St Elizabeth Hospice is calling on people to write or update their Will this May.

St Elizabeth Hospice’s Wills month has been held annually since 2016, raising more than £88,175 for the hospice during this time. This year a number of local solicitors will once again be supporting Wills Month, with further details available on St Elizabeth Hospice’s website

Lynn Maskell, Legacy Officer at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “St Elizabeth Hospice’s annual Wills Month provides a great opportunity to complete a simple process which provides great peace of mind to you and your loved ones.

“If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to St Elizabeth Hospice, no matter what size, every penny makes a real difference to the hospice, as we continue to develop and evolve our services to support more local people and their families, throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney, during difficult times in their lives.”

Every year the hospice cares for more than 3,000 Suffolk patients and their families at a cost of £12.9m, of which 70% is raised by the community through gift donations in wills, St Elizabeth Hospice’s retail shops and local fundraising activities; with one in five patients cared for by funds donated by gifts in Wills.

Sue Tunaley, Head of Operations at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “I joined St Elizabeth Hospice 23 years ago, having seen at first hand the difference our services can make.

“It was, and still is, a privilege to work at St Elizabeth Hospice and over the years I have met some extraordinary people, none more so than the dedicated staff and volunteers who, whatever their role, are all committed to providing the best possible care to patients and their families.

“By taking part in St Elizabeth Hospice’s Will Month, you are ensuring peace of mind for yourself and your family, while also supporting a vital cause in your local community. Please support Wills Month and leave a gift today which can make a difference for years to come.”

To find out more about St Elizabeth Hospice’s Wills Month call 01473 723600 or visit our website here.

[1] www.rememberacharity.org.uk/making-a-will/what-is-free-wills-month/

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